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Aristophanes (c. 448-385 b.c.), the great comic dramatist and poet of Athens. His birth-year is uncertain. He is known to have been about the same age as Eupolis, and is said to have been “almost a boy” when his first comedy (The Banqueters) was brought out in 427 b.c.


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Quote Left Wise men learn many things from their enemies. Quote Right
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Quote Left A man's homeland is wherever he prospers. Quote Right
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Quote Left A man may learn wisdom even from a foe. Quote Right
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Quote Left This is what extremely grieves us, that a man who never fought Should contrive our fees to pilfer, on who for his native land Never to this day had oar, or lance, or blister in his hand. Quote Right
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Quote Left Shall I crack any of those old jokes, master, At which the audience never fail to laugh Quote Right
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